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Barcelona Semester Calendar

Join IAU for a semester or academic year in Barcelona, Spain. Four months along the Mediterranean offers the opportunity to enroll in region-specific courses, live with a Spanish host, participate in field studies and study tours, hold an internship, or volunteer! 

A note to students: IAU advises that students do not make any travel arrangements prior to the first week of classes. Field studies and course excursions can be scheduled during weekends and breaks, so IAU recommends not purchasing any tickets or scheduling any travel until after learning of course requirements on-site.

Spring 2020 Semester

 Arrival  Sunday, January 19
 Orientation  Monday, January 20 - Tuesday, January 21
 Classes Begin  Wednesday, January 22
 Mid-Semester Exams  Monday, March 9 - Friday, March 13
 Spring Break  Saturday, April 4 - Monday, April 13
 Last Day of Class  Monday, April 27
 Final Exams  Tuesday, April 28 - Friday, May 1
 Departure  Sunday, May 3


Fall 2020 Semester

 Arrival (Early Start - Optional)  Sunday, August 30
 Arrival   Saturday, September 5 
 Orientation  Sunday, September 6 - Monday, September 7
 Classes Begin  Tuesday, September 8
 Cultural Activities  Saturday, September 12
 Last day to Add/Drop Classes without a Withdrawal        Tuesday, September 15
 Day Study Trip to Montserrat  Friday, September 18
 Holiday - No Classes (IAU Center Closed)  Thursday, September 24
 Day Study Trip to Tarragona  Friday, October 2
 Holiday - No Classes (IAU Center Closed)  Monday, October 12
 Mid-Semester Exams  Tuesday, October 13 - Thursday, October 22
 Fall Break  Friday, October 23 - Monday, October 26
 Last Day to Request Pass/Fail  Wednesday, November 4
 Last day to Add/Drop Classes without a Withdrawal  Wednesday, November 11
 Thanksgiving - No Classes (IAU Center Open)  Thursday, November 26
 Last Day of Class  Monday, December 7
 Study Day - No Classes (IAU Center Closed)  Tuesday, December 8
 Final Exams
 Wednesday, December 9 - Friday, December 11        
 Farewell Ceremony & Preliminary Housing Check-Out  Saturday, December 12
 Departure  Sunday, December 13

Holidays during class time (non-worked): 

  • Friday, September 11: National Day of Catalonia